We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Sani Mountain Lodge

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Sani Pass
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
View Map
Add a photo
{"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}}}
Add Photo Write a Review

210 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for Sani Mountain Lodge
See the most recent reviews
Showing 188: English reviews
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

There is always something special about staying up at Sani. Brian and his team always make great effort to give a good stay. And if you lucky you might even get some snow. The food is is good. And the bar and lounge a fun spot to meet people from all over the world

Thank Martin S
Cape Town
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Our third visit. This time we splashed out with a family chalet and not disappointed. Has an old world charm and all the systems in place to cope with the icy cold extremes. We loved the cosy communal dining room and the buffet piled with homemade food. And the gluhwein. Staff are friendly and helpful and jumped to attend to...

Thank Peter H
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Firstly, the drive up the pass is awe-inspiring! The OB's at the "summit" was so welcome! Seondly, the Lodge is amazing and the staff are fantastic, they cannot do enough for you and are very professional. The food was incredible, from the lamb stew, chicken curry, three course dinner to an incredible buffet breakfast - nothing could be faulted. It...

Thank Patricia W F
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We went up with Sanipass and stayed at Sani mountain lodge . Amazing friendly staff.. thanx for the warm welcome in a very cold Lesotho. Food and wine was so good - dinner and breakfast excellent. We enjoyed every moment of it...

Thank Letitia v
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Great site. Food excellent. No bedside light in rooms. comfortable bed. Stove in room not great for asthmatics. Why no electric blankets? Very expensive for what you get. Wine prices outrageous! Will we use it again? No.

Thank Pierre M
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Amazing stop at the highest pub in Africa! Wind ice cold but atmosphere very warm inside Burgers were huge and amazing. Can get very busy with large tour groups and quite small inside especially the scenic side Gluhwein a must. The pass is absolutely stunning. Prices very reasonable

Thank Neil S
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Perfectly situated at the top of Sani Pass, the Sani Mountain Lodge offers stunning views and a warm and inviting atmosphere, especially after your 4x4 journey up the pass. A drink at the "Highest Pub in Africa" is a must. We stayed in a rondavel that was rustic but very cosy and kept warm with an anthracite oven that is...

Thank trin442
Durbanville, South Africa
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Driving up Sani pass was supposed to be the highlight of our four week road trip. The pass didn't disappoint but the facilities at the summit was dismal. I'm pretty sure if people didn't want to go up Sani pass and had no choice but to use these facilities, it wouldn't survive. The views are magnificent and the pub cozy....

Thank Desertmonkey2013
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
Reviewed 18 June 2016

The drive up the SaniMountain Pass, crossing through customs into Lesotho where we had fresh bread in a village hut, seeing a bit of local life, and the spectacular scenery were topped off with a meal shared with new friends at the Sani Mountain Lodge. Theeer and wine selection was surprising for such a remote spot; the meal was good...

Thank J H
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 14 June 2016

We drove up Sani Pass which is a gravel road and is about 8km's from the SA border to the top. There are a number of view points along the way until eventually you reach the top. Sani Mountain Lodge is superbly located at the top of Sani Pass and has magnificient views of the mountain tops. There are a...

Thank Nicky B

240 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (227)
Room/Suite (26)
Dining (21)
Hotel & Grounds (49)
Bathroom (2)
View from Room (9)
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Other (119)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (13)
Dining (2)
Family/Play Areas (3)
View from Room (3)
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Sani Pass
19.4 km away
Sani Valley Lodge and Hotel
25.5 km away
Premier Hotel Sani Pass
Premier Hotel Sani Pass
#2 of 2 in Himeville
76 reviews
19.5 km away
Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
19.9 km away
Lake Naverone Holiday Cottages
19.9 km away
Khotso Adventure Farm
Khotso Adventure Farm
#3 of 19 in Underberg
119 reviews
23.3 km away
The Old Hatchery
The Old Hatchery
#2 of 12 in Underberg
118 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A one of kind Lodge located at the top of Sani Pass,2874m above sea level,located on the border line of Lesotho and South Africa some 300m from the entry border post of Sani Pass, Lesotho.The lodge has a 48 seater restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch & dinner daily.The Highest Pub in Africa stocks a wide varity of beverages accompanied with a varst selection of great wines, satisfying all ones needs.Satilite TV and free WiFi is available in the lodge area ,enabling one to keep in contact with the outside world and family.The lodge has 9 rooms, made up of double & twin bedded rooms, on suite, togther with 6 & 4 sleeper family rooms.We also have a 22 sleeper Backpackers and Camping Area located next to the backpackers. Both the main Lodge & Backpackers are run on generator power.Activities available-guided hikes,fishing, bird watching and horse riding. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sani Mountain Lodge

Address: Sani Pass, Sani Pass, Lesotho (Formerly Sani Top Chalet)
Region: Lesotho > Mokhotlong District > Sani Pass
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Sani Top Chalet Hotel Sani Pass
Sani Top Chalet Pass
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Sani Mountain Lodge staff and other travellers.
6 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Sani Mountain Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Make sure you have warm clothes its cold as your so high”
mrsthatch, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All huts are pretty much the same.”
NellaC168, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Backpacker rooms much more affordable than the hotel chalets.”
elzabed2015, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The Rondavels seem more fun and great for couples”
Fabysuzy, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The rondavels are nice places to stay.”
JaneShorney, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
5 of 5